Medical Negligence Solicitors

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

At Patient Claim Line we know that suffering an injury is incredibly distressing. But when that injury arises through medical negligence, the last thing you need is even more stress. That’s why our expert solicitors are on-hand to help. Patient Claim Line is the highest-rated medical negligence solicitors on TrustPilot because our friendly team help guide you through the whole legal process with care and compassion. We place all our clients at the centre of our work and will fight for the justice you deserve.

Since 2014, we’ve supported people just like you in bringing a medical negligence claim forward in Darlington and the surrounding area. This includes GPs and hospitals as well as dentists, opticians and care homes. We have helped victims of misdiagnosis, delayed treatment and substandard cosmetic surgery get the compensation that they deserve, so they can move on with their lives. All cases are represented on a No Win, No Fee basis, so you can get access to expert legal advice without having to worry about costly legal fees.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence happens when a medical professional fails to deliver the expected standard of care. This can happen at any time during the medical process; from an initial consultation with a GP to receiving ongoing treatment or undergoing surgery. Whatever the circumstances, if you have been let down or left suffering due to negligent care, then you may be entitled to make a claim. As medical negligence specialists with a combined experience of over 400 years in medical negligence cases, our friendly legal team will talk through your individual circumstances and help you find out if you have a claim. Find out more about medical negligence here.

How do I bring a medical negligence claim against a Darlington hospital or Trust?

Call free today to speak to one of our highly-rated solicitors. Our nationwide team has won cases for people in your area and can quickly assess if you have a claim. When you speak to one of our experienced legal advisors, they will ask you some questions to determine what kind of medical negligence occurred and the severity of your injuries. If we find you have a case, you will proceed on a No Win, No Fee basis. Find out more about the Medical Negligence Claims Process.

How much compensation could I claim against a Darlington hospital or GP?

Compensation can vary from a few thousand up to millions of pounds depending on the severity of your injury. Reports show that County Durham and Darlington NHS trust paid out £5.8m for wrong and delayed diagnoses in 2019 (source: The Northern Echo). In order to understand how much compensation you may be eligible for, a lawyer will need to assess whether medical negligence occurred, and that it was this negligence specifically which led you to suffer avoidable pain, injury or life-changing consequences. Your settlement figure compensation will be based a number of factors; such as loss of income due to inability to work, or costs directly associated with your injury.

At Patient Claim Line our experienced solicitors can handle legal cases across 15 NHS Trusts within the North East. For example, after successfully claiming against County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, our client was awarded £1 million. We work hard to understand the details of your case to ensure we get the outcome and compensation you deserve.

We’ve helped people in Darlington since 2014

We have successfully won medical negligence cases against Trusts in your area, relating to misdiagnosis, delayed treatment and fatalities. We have helped victims who have suffered negligence during pregnancy and birth, when receiving optical or dental treatment and who have experienced debilitating injury whilst under the care of hospitals and care homes. No matter where you live or the nature of your claim, if you have suffered due to negligent medical care then our experienced solicitors can help.

No Win No Fee medical negligence advice in Darlington

If you’ve been a victim of medical negligence, the last thing you want to worry about is expensive legal fees. At Patient Claim Line we believe everyone has the right to fair legal representation if they have suffered due to negligent care. Our No Win No Fee approach means that if we don’t win your case, you don’t have to pay a penny – providing you have complied with every step of the process. If your case is successful, an agreed percentage will be taken, and the terms of the agreement will be fair and transparent from the beginning. Find out more about No Win No Fee claims.

Contact a solicitor that serves your area in Darlington

Our solicitors represent claimants nationwide and have experience bringing claims against Trusts in Darlington, including:

  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG
  • NHS North Durham CCG
  • NHS South Tees CCG
  • NHS Sunderland CCG
  • North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Claim types covered

Our expert team has successfully settled cases across a number of different specialisms, including (but not limited to):

Why choose expert medical negligence solicitors that serve Darlington?

With over 100 expert solicitors and 400 years combined legal expertise, we are confident that we will bring some of the best legal minds in the industry to your case. We’re owned by leading UK law firm Fletchers, and are the highest-rated medical negligence specialists on TrustPilot. We win cases because we listen to our clients and have the experience to see your claim through.

What our customers say about our Darlington medical negligence solicitors?

“Patient Claim Line were very, very good throughout all of this, Amy Kirk who handled my case has been super.”

– Customer Feedback, Anon

Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.


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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.


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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.



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Sarah's Story

"Now we have peace of mind"

My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.

In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.

He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.